Jordan

November 13, 2014

Interior Minister Hussein Majali delivers an address at the seventh Amman Security Colloquium on Wednesday. [Petra photo]
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As the region’s instability and political complications linger, Jordan still believes in the importance of creating a weapons of mass destruction free zone (WMDFZ) in the region, Interior Minister Hussein Majali said Wednesday.

November 12, 2014

 Abbas is also to meet Washington's top diplomat John Kerry to discuss the upsurge in violence in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. [AFP]
18:00 GMT

PA chief scheduled to meet Kerry in Amman on Thursday to discuss the peace process.

Jordan, one of the US's closest allies in the region, is aiding America in an air strike campaign against ISIL. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Jordan on Thursday for discussions with King Abdullah II.

November 11, 2014

Arafat was always vague about his upbringing. He claimed to have been born in Jerusalem in 1929, but may actually have been born in Cairo. He studied engineering in Egypt, and is thought to have gained military experience with the Egyptian army around the time of the 1956 Suez crisis.
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Yasser Arafat's checkered legacy remembered in 10 flashpoint images that remind us it wasn't all black and white for the Palestinian icon-- reviled and revered in equal measure- who knew controversy and divisions - of his own people as well as his beef with Israel and the international community who, in his time, closed rank with the US and Israel.

Jordan's King Abdullah II. [AFP]
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Upon the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah, the army on Monday dispatched a military aircraft laden with humanitarian assistance, including various supplies and blankets, to Iraq.

November 10, 2014

A Jordanian court has sentenced four men to jail on charges of membership in the ISIL terrorist group. [AFP]
18:44 GMT

A Jordanian court has sentenced four men to jail on charges of membership in the ISIL terrorist group and promoting the Takfiri group on social media networks.

Qattan has now fully recovered following his liver transplant in Italy. (Image: Facebook)
16:05 GMT

How did Jordanian singer Toni Qattan answer to one skeptical caller who accused him of being an alcoholic?

 King Abdullah mosque in Amman, Jordan.
14:32 GMT

In another move to crack down on ISIS supporters in the country, Jordanian authorities have ordered clerics to preach only moderate Islam

Israeli soldiers walk through the Al Aqsa compound following days of intense clashes, November 5, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:33 GMT

Jordan's Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur called ongoing tensions in Jerusalem a "stab wound" on the country's relationship with Israel.

November 9, 2014

Sunday marks the ninth anniversary of the Amman hotel bombings, when coordinated attacks targeted three of the capital’s hotels in November 2005.
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Jordan on Sunday marks the ninth anniversary of the Amman hotel bombings, when coordinated attacks targeted three of the capital’s hotels in November 2005, killing over 60 people and injuring some 115.

King Abdullah II reportedly cancelled Jordanian participation in a ceremony scheduled to begin this week marking 20 years of the Israel-Jordan peace treaty. [AFP]
13:54 GMT

Citing Temple Mount tensions, Jordan's king orders officials not to attend 20th anniversary ceremony for peace treaty in Jordan Valley.

Jordan's relationship with Israel continues to sour over Al Aqsa violations (File/AFP)
07:29 GMT

Hundreds of Jordanians took to the streets of central Amman to protest against Israeli actions in Jerusalem's holy Al Aqsa Mosque.

November 7, 2014

Jordanian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood protest in Amman against the storming of al-Aqsa compound on Nov. 7. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
16:09 GMT

Hammam Saeed described the 1994 treaty between Amman and Tel Aviv as "shameful."

November 6, 2014

Tensions at al Aqsa have skyrocketed in the past week after Israel temporarily closed the mosque compound to Muslims, resulting in Muslims praying in front of the police that were blocking access (Ahmad Gharabli / AFP).
13:36 GMT

Recent violence in Jerusalem surrounding al Aqsa mosque compound has strained ties between Israel and Jordan.

Israeli security forces walk near Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock mosque in the Temple Mount. [AFP]
12:25 GMT

Jordan says it is ready to make efforts in order to “stop Israeli attacks” against the al-Aqsa Mosque in East al-Quds (Jerusalem)